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HELP THE CITY OF GOSHEN DECORATE THE MIRTH TREE

Friday, December 9, 2022

This holiday season, we encourage you to take some time to get creative and help decorate the Mirth Tree! In an effort to reduce waste, the City of Goshen’s Department of Environment Resilience (GDER) wants to encourage you to see what you can create with only the things you can find or recycle.... more

Stormwater Partnership Surface Water Report on Annual Trends in Water Quality Published

Friday, December 9, 2022

The St. Joseph River Basin Commission has published a report analyzing over a decade of water quality data collected by the Elkhart County Health Department as part of the Greater Elkhart County Stormwater Partnership’s long-term surface water monitoring program. The report focuses on long-term... more

COMMUNITY INPUT MEETING

Friday, December 9, 2022

WHEN: Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.WHERE: Prairie View Elementary School Gym, 1730 Regent Street, Goshen Please plan to attend to learn more about the mixed-use development being proposed for this 170-acres of land on the south side of Goshen including: Types and quantities of... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Monday, December 12, 2022, 2:00pm

To join the webinar, please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81801258378 Or call: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 847 4800 4365 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

Community Relations Commission

Monday, December 12, 2022, 7:00pm

Redevelopment Commission

Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 3:00pm

Boards & Commissions

Boards & Commissions


City Council

  • Donald Riegsecker (Republican)
  • Doug Nisley (Republican)
  • Matt Schrock (Republican)
  • Megan Eichorn (Democrat)
  • Gilberto Pérez Jr. (Democrat)
  • Brett Weddell (Republican) - President
  • Julia King (Democrat)
  • Adrian Mora (Youth Adviser)

To learn more about the City Council and ways to contact council members, click here


Board of Public Works & Safety

  • Mayor Jeremy Stutsman
  • Michael Landis (Appointed 7/00)
  • Mary Nichols (Appointed 11/19)
  • Barb Swartley (Appointed 5/21)
  • Dewayne Riouse (Appointed 5/21)

To learn more about the Board of Public Works & Safety, click here


Redevelopment Commission

The City of Goshen established the Goshen Redevelopment Commission to act as a catalyst for new development in targeted areas. This is done through techniques including real estate acquisition, site preparation, environmental remediation and providing public infrastructure to the site. Annual appointments are made by the Mayor and City Council, and a 2-year liaison is appointed by the School Board.

  • Tom Stump, appointed by Mayor (term 1/21 - 12/21)
  • Vince Turner, appointed by Mayor (term 1/21 - 12/21)
  • Brian Garber, appointed by Mayor (term 1/21 - 12/21)
  • Andrea Johnson, appointed by Council (term 1/21 - 12/21)
  • Brett Weddell, appointed by Council (term 1/21 - 12/21)
  • Bradd Weddell, school liaison appointed by Council (term 1/21 - 12/21)

To learn more about the Redevelopment Commission, click here


Plan Commission

  • Josh Corwin, City Engineering – Ongoing appointment
  • Richard Worsham, President, Board of Public Works and Safety appointment (term 1/22 - 12/22)
  • Tom Holtzinger, Secretary, Citizen appointed by Mayor (term 1/22 - 12/25)
  • Caleb Morris, Citizen appointed by Mayor (term 1/21 - 12/24)
  • Aracelia Manriquez, Citizen appointed by Mayor (term 1/20 - 12/23)
  • Hesston Lauver, Citizen appointed by Mayor (term 1/22 - 12/25)
  • Doug Nisley appointed by Council (term 1/21 - 12/23)
  • Rolando Ortiz, Vice-President, appointed by Mayor (term 1/19 - 12/22)
  • James Wellington, appointed by Park Board (term 1/19 - 12/22)

To learn more about Plan Commission, click here. 


Board of Zoning Appeals

  • Hesston Lauver, appointed by Plan Commission (1/22 - 12/25)*
  • Tom Holtzinger, Chair, appointed by Mayor (1/22 - 12/25)*
  • Bethany Campbell, Vice-Chair, appointed by Mayor (1/20 - 12/23)
  • Michael Potuck, appointed by Mayor (1/20 - 12/23)
  • Lee Rohn, Secretary, appointed by the City Council (1/21 - 12/24)

To learn more about the Board of Zoning Appeals, click here. 
* Is a member of the City of Goshen Plan Commission


Board of Building Appeals

  • JC Schrock, appointed by Mayor (7/14 - 6/16)
  • Brad Hunsberger. appointed by Mayor (7/15 - 6/17)
  • Fire Chief, appointed by Mayor
  • Tim Short, appointed by Council (7/17 - 6/19)
  • Pete Weddell, appointed by Council (7/18 - 6/20)

Board of Aviation Commissioners

  • Denny Richmond (1/19 - 12/22)
  • Galen Miller (1/18 - 12/21)
  • Steve Johnson (1/16 - 12/19)
  • Patty Morgan (1/17 - 12/20)
  • Jeff Harztler (1/18 - 12/21)

To learn more about the Board of Aviation, click here


Community Relations Commission

  • Cathie Cripe (1/21 - 12/23)
  • Glenn Null (1/21 - 12/23)
  • Ed Groff (1/20 - 12/22)
  • Tyrone Malik Cato (1/21 - 12/23)
  • Eman Monge(1/22-12/24)
  • Sharon Beechey (1/20 - 12/22)
  • Lori Copsey (1/22-12/24)
  • Casey Kasper-Welles (1/22-12/24)
  • Tyra Gichobi (Youth Adviser) 
  • Don Riegsecker (City Council Liaison)

To learn more about the Community Relations Commission, click here.  To see a full list of commissioners and contact information, click here.


Board of Cemetery Trustees

  • Pete Weddell (1/20–12/23)
  • Mary Lou Hetler (1/21–12/24)
  • Michelle Kercher (1/19–12/22)
  • Phil Self (1/18–12/21)
  • Colin Yoder (1/18–12/21)

This board meets quarterly, on the first Thursday, 2 p.m., at the City Hall Conference Room.


Economic Development Commission

  • Don Reigsecker, appointed by Mayor (2/21 - 1/25)
  • Nick Kieffer, appointed by Mayor (2/19 - 1/22)
  • Zac Bontrager, appointed by Council (2/20 - 1/24)

Mayor's Environmental Advisory Committee

  • Kathleen Jones
  • Lewis Naylor
  • James Loewen
  • Paul Steury
  • AJ Delgadillo
  • Leah Thill (MACOG)
  • Glenn Gilbert
  • Phil Metzler (Adviser)
  • Briza Tayagua-Delgado (Youth Adviser)

All members of the MEAC are appointed by the Mayor and serve in the capacity of advising the Mayor on issues related to the environment in Goshen. 


Parks & Recreation Board

  • Jennifer Shell (1/20 - 12/23)
  • Bill Veenstra (2/20 - 12/23)
  • Jenni Samuel (1/22 - 12/25)
  • Roger Nafziger (1/21 - 12/21)
  • James Wellington (1/19 - 12/22)
  • Doug Yoder (5/21 - 12/24)
  • Ashley Garcia Coto (Youth Advisor)

This board meets monthly, on the third Monday, 5:30 p.m., at Rieth Interpretive Center. To learn more about the Parks and Recreation Board, click here.


Shade Tree Board

  • Greg Imbur, appointed by Mayor (1/21 - 12/23)
  • Melanie Helmuth, appointed by Council (1/21 - 12/23)
  • Emma Conrad, appointed by Council (1/22 - 12/24)
  • Erin Floyd, appointed by Council (1/22 - 12/24) 
  • Ryan Smith, appointed by the Council (1/20 - 12/22)
  • Doug Yoder, appointed by the Council (1/22-12/24)
  • Matt Schrock (City Council Liaison)
  • Samara Cleveland (Youth Advisor)

This board meets monthly, on the fourth Monday, 7 p.m., at Rieth Interpretive Center.


Traffic Commission

  • Josh Corwin
  • Dennis Richmond
  • Brett Weddell
  • David Gibbs
  • Mario Mora
  • Anthony Powell
  • Nick Kieffer
  • Alan Metcalfe
  • Evan Bontrager

​The Traffic Commission meets every third Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the Annex Conference Room. To submit traffic-related concerns, please email: engineering@goshencity.com.


Goshen Arts Council

To learn more about the Mayor's Art Council, click here. 


Mayor's Latino Advisory Committee

  • Richard Aguirre
  • Rocio Diaz
  • Rosa Alba
  • Jose Elizalde
  • Daisy Gaspar
  • Virginia Munoz
  • Ignacio Zepeda
  • Manuel Cortez
  • Felipe Merino

All members of the MLAC are appointed by the Mayor and serve in the capacity of advising the Mayor on issues related to the Latino community in Goshen.


* Appointed by the Goshen City Council